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Island of Lanai
Discover two luxurious resorts, two championship golf-courses,
and outdoor adventures unique to Lanai's distinctive landscapes. If
you want to get away from it all, get away to Lanai.
This charming island is home to just over 3,000 people, making
it the perfect place for rest relaxation, rejuvenation, rediscovery
and romance. From beautiful Manele Bay to the bumpy road and scenic
views of the Munro Trail, you'll find a wide range of activities to
please just about everyone. Golf on two challenging courses or go
snorkeling in crystal clear waters at Hulopoe Beach. The resorts
also offer excellent services for your indulgence.
Facts: Population 3,193, Area 140 sq. miles
"Hawaii's Most Enticing Island." Formerly known as the
"Pineapple Island," almost the entire island was, until recently, a
Dole Company pineapple plantation but is now phasing in tourism,
and is home to two world class resorts.
Lanai Flower: Kaunaoa (Yellow and Orange Air
Lanai Island Color: Orange
Rocks and boulders are scattered across a crimson landscape as
if some divine being had placed them there as a sculpture garden.
Adjacent is a self-guided nature trail leading through the Kanepuu
Preserve, a unique dryland forest hosting some 48 native species,
including the endangered Hawaiian gardenia.
Kaiolohia Beach or "Shipwreck" Beach is the best place for
beachcombers looking for "treasures" from beach glass to drfit wood
to glass floats. The strong currents and coral reefs have caused
many "shipwrecks" although the Liberty Ship from World War II was
purposely sunk on the reef and still remains visible.
The bay at the foot of the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai at Manele
Bay boasts a jewel of a white-sand beach, picnic facilities, shady
palms, brilliantly-hued fish, gentle waves for swimming, diving and
snorkeling. The waters of Hulopoe Beach are protected marine
preserves, and its snorkeling and diving spots are among the best
in Hawaii. It is also common site to see spinner dolphins close to
the shoreline and humpback whales during the winter months.
Strong currents make this a tough spot for swimming but nothing
beats Polihua Beach in the seclusion department.
Lanai Arts Program, Lanai City
Learn to paint beautiful and colorful "masterpieces" like Van
Gogh, Monet and other artists. Instructors will teach you how to
paint in acrylic on canvas, which is the best souvenir of your
visit to Lanai!
Stables at Koele
Saddling up on horseback is a fun and exciting way to experience
picturesque Lanai. Wooded upland trails, hidden valleys that are
home to axis deer and other wildlife, and open vistas that view
neighboring islands are all part of the unique and timeless
landscape one can enjoy by horseback. The Stables at Koele
instructors will teach you how to ride horseback on the most
gentle, well-trained and kid-friendly horses on Lanai.
Koele Golf and Croquet
Challenge mom and dad to a round or two of golf at the Lodge at
Koele's 18-hole Executive Putting Course, the miniature version of
the world-class Experience at Koele golf course. Or croquet anyone?
Under the large banyan trees, play croquet or lawn bowling on the
lodge's wide-open green lawn.
Island image courtesy of Hawaii Tourism